Auction 114, Lot 159

"Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack et Pays Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Mid Atlantic

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: La Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 x 19.1 cm

Finely engraved colonial map covering most of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware with a bit of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The interior is fully engraved with mountains and great detail along the rivers. Delineates an early network of trails and wagon roads that stretches as far west as Frederic Town ou Winchester and north to Philadelphia. Delicate rococo-style title cartouche.

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Condition: B

Good impression with slight, easily erased, offsetting. Folding, as issued. Fine hand laid paper with adequate margins. Small foxing spot in cartouche. Two small fragments of hinging tape on verso from previous framing.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006

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